Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2016

I am delighted to announce that I will be hosting this year's Create and Innovate summer camp.  I have been providing summer programs to bay area camps since 2006 but this year I have decided to hold camp at my home in our 2500 sq. ft. backyard which includes a screened art studio, an awning and umbrella covered dining table, a shaded lawn area, a garden, a fire ring, and 2 covered play areas.
Summer Sessions
JUNE 20th -24th: OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - Learn valuable survival skills! Make homemade survival kits, embark on a scavenger hunt, engage in camouflage Nerf battles, build forts, trek on a nature hike at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park*, learn campfire cooking techniques including marshmallow stick mastery & superior s’mores skills, enjoy campfire stories, watch or act in campfire skits and play campfire games.
JULY 5th -8th: SUMMER FUN FESTIVAL - Celebrate summer! Enjoy wet & wacky relay races, create your own version of chilly recipes like homemade ice cream & popsicles, splash around at the AVAC swimming pool*, taste fruit & tour J & P farms*, explore geocaching, build & experiment in "Will it Float?" boat-building activity, make a puppet & do a show, hone your skills with Nerf target practice.
JUL 18-22: CREATION to CONSTRUCTION - Besides offering an assortment of Create and Innovate style crafts we will build with boxes, design airplanes and fly with launchers, create unique jewelry, dog tags and bag tags, layout landscape cities in the dirt, erect a water wall, paint with acrylics, construct sculptures with clay, build with Legos, explore the art of mosaic, fabricate vehicles and try them out on a test course.

AUG 1-5: PLAY and DISCOVER - We will create and showcase our creations in a mini maker faire, play kickball, toss water balloons, learn to face paint, build and traverse an obstacle course, experiment with kid friendly cooking, try our hand at stop motion and movie making, build and play our own musical instruments, compete in a minute to win it tournament and dabble with a variety of arts and crafts.
 * Field trips dates will be announced a few weeks before the session & camp teachers will drive.  AVAC pool has lifeguards on duty and there is a shallow pool for novice swimmers

COST: Weeks 1, 3, & 4: $200; Week 2: $160 (July 4th week) Add Adult: $50 /week.  Fee includes quality materials, supplies and a healthy snack. Kids should bring their lunch to camp so you don’t have to worry about feeding them after pick-up.
AGES: K- 6th gr. Space is limited to 10 kids per session. Older kids are allowed by arrangement with special privileges.
TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (ask about late pick up)
FORMAT: Each day multiple activities will be available at any given time and will be conducted on a loose, flexible schedule providing children the option to participate based on their energy level and interest. 

STAY and PLAY OPTION: For parents, grandparents & caretakers who want to play with their children & enjoy the fun activities but don’t want to hassle with supplies & mess.  Only $50/ week
Below find photos of summers past.  Current photographs of outdoor studio, new landscaping and camp layout will be posted shortly (the rain foiled our March spring cleanup.)

Front of our house, Kitty corner to the playground at De Anza park.
Front porch last summer.
Summer landscaping which children's art projects.
Tomatoes grow in our front yard too!
Left side yard garden area prior to planting. This year 1/2 will be planted in raised beds and 1/2 will be covered with sails and covered with a canopy for free play.
Left side yard as it merges with backyard.
Awning covered dining area. Lawn area is to the left but view it blocked by bushes and tomato plants.
My daughter's birthday party showing a portion of the shaded lawn area under our lush magnolia tree.
Same area set up for another party
Kids waiting for balloon animals on the other half of the lawn under the shade of our sycamore tree.
Summer craft projects we did in our backyard.
 Right side yard herb garden in  the
Right side yard nectarine tree
Outdoor art studio mid-installation.
Right side yard green house
Right side yard green house.  Fire ring is farther to the right.
Planting seeds!

Summer Camp 2015 
We had an INCREDIBLE summer this year at St. Timothy's Summer Camp!  So many familiar faces and many new ones too!  This was Create and Innovate's 5th year at St. Timothy's offering unique and fun learning experiences that keep children's minds working while they get to play and explore.
 Carnival Camp


 Lego Mania

Spy Week
Is it ketchup or strawberry jelly?

2014 Create and Innovate now comes to you!!

Summer can be a long season if you have a lot of unstructured time at home with your kids and weeks upon weeks of summer camp get very expensive!!!  We offer a solution.  We bring summer camp to you!

In blocks of two or more hours, we bring hands-on art, crafts and science classes to your home, backyard or nearby park for as little as 1 and up to 20 children.  We supply the custom designed curriculum (according to the ages, interests and dynamics of your group), room/ area set-up, all supplies, fun and inspiring program leadership and thorough clean up. 

Program fees are on a sliding price structure based on the number of children that participate, amount of time and frequency of visits.  Classes are as little as $15 / hour!  If you organize 3 or more classes with 10 or more participants, your child gets classes for FREE!!

Our unique and wondrous program has been overwhelmingly successful for more than 8 years in both summer camps and as an after school program.  Classes have been offered at Camp Gen Israel (Mountain View), St. Timothy's Lutheran School and Booksin Elementary School.

The curriculum was designed by Jilliene Isaacs and built upon via The Innovation Institute sponsored by RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching.

Call 408-656-3522 or email for more information.

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